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Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Overview
Works: 229 works in 389 publications in 5 languages and 8,817 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Christmas films  Western films  Parody films  Disaster films  Action and adventure films  Angel films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

37 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man, facing bankruptcy, attempts to end his own life, his guardian angel appears and shows him what life in his home town would have been like without him
Brian's Song( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970
The flight of the Phoenix by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cargo passenger plane crashes in the desert and the survivors try to make a plane out of the wreckage that will fly
Hush...hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins
The longest yard by Peter Segal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sadistic prison warden will make any sacrifice to push his prison guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two intelligent apes, Cornelius and Zira, travel back in time to present-day Earth. At first the talking creatures are a sensation, wined and dined as celebrities, but soon they are running for their lives, the targets of a relentless search
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounting his storied FBI career, veteran agent Chip Hardesty narrates events occurring from the 1920s to the 1940s. After marrying Lucy Ann, a local librarian, Hardesty is supposed to resign from the agency. But when he hears J. Edgar Hoover speak, he has a change of heart, fully embracing the agency. As he travels from one investigation to another with his partner, Sam Crandall, Hardesty faces down famous mobsters, Klansmen and spies."
Samuel Fuller's forty guns by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tougher-than-nails landowner Jessica Drummond has ruled over her county in Arizona with such power that even the local sheriff won't stand up to her. And when gunslinger-turned-U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell and his brothers seek to restore law and order, they meet with harsh resistance, that is until Jessica falls in love with Bonnell. But when the man's brother is murdered and the two families become bitter enemies, Jessica's loyalty is divided, and Bonnell faces his biggest moral dilemma : how to avenge his brother's death and still maintain his vow of non-violence.--Container
Little women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New England during the Civil War, it chronicles the lives and loves of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, four sisters who must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small, after their father leaves for battle
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard drinking lesbian soap opera star Joan learns that the network is planning to kill off her character and that a BBC executive is out to seduce her lover Childie
China gate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return they agree to take her illegitimate son to America. The racist father of the boy is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base
Fitzwilly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help, only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scout leads U.S. cavalrymen on a hunt for Ulzana and his band of renegade Indians
Hammett by Wim Wenders( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scene is San Francisco in 1928. Dashiell Hammett has retired from his career as a Pinkerton detective to devote himself to writing fiction. An old friend calls in an old debt, and Hammett finds himself in the middle of a search for a missing girl in Chinatown."
" ... All the marbles"( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two female professional wrestlers and their manager set out to win the tag-team crown
Emperor of the North by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary depression-era hobo and his young accomplice battle a sadistic railroad worker in a determined bid to hitch a ride
 
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Blazing saddles
Alternative Names
Biroc Joe 1903-1996

Biroc Joseph 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph F.

Biroc, Joseph F. 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph Francis.

Joseph F. Biroc Amerikaans director of photography (1903-1996)

Joseph F. Biroc caméraman américain

Joseph F. Biroc direttore della fotografia statunitense

Joseph F. Biroc US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Τζόσεφ Φ. Μπίροκ

Джозеф Байрок

جوزف اف. بیروا

ジョセフ・バイロック

Languages
English (85)

Spanish (24)

German (8)

Italian (4)

French (2)

Covers
The longest yardRobert Aldrich's Too late the heroThe killing of Sister George